Current Exhibitions

Abstraction in the Singular

Curated by Dr. Grant Vetter

February 17 – April 15

VIP Preview & Artist Talk, Friday, February 17 at 5pm
Followed by the Exhibition Opening from 6-9pm

Abstraction in the Singular is a survey of painters from the West Coast and Arizona that have had an impact on how we think about the genre of abstract art.

Exhibition Archive

Mark Pomillio

Jonathan Apgar

Bill Dambrova

Layne David

Tom Dunn

Kent Familton

Yvette Gellis

Rachel Goodwin

Rema Ghuloum

Audra Graziano

Dion Johnson

Jenny Hager

Michael Kindred Knight

Christopher Kuhn

Joe Lloyd

John Mills

Marsha Mohamedi

Ian Pines

Running counter to the New York aesthetic of what Jerry Saltz recently termed “Zombie Formalism,” we can say there is no way to lump the divergent practices of the painters that are included in Abstraction in the Singular into a particular school, trend, or ethos. By using the gestural and the geometric, the atmospheric and the iconic, the theoretical and the pleasurable in any number of hybrid ways, the artists in this survey challenge how we think about non-objective imagery as an integral set of pictorial relations. In other words, the painters included in this show ask us to engage with how the indexical quality of abstract art is intimately tied to a language of touch, tempo and transposition. Such singular qualities characterize the very best of what abstract painting has to offer us today by building on the achievements of a genre that has kept art goers captivated for well over a century.  – Grant Vetter
 
ARTISTS: Jonathan Apgar, Bill Dambrova, Kent Familton, Rema Ghuloum, Rachel Goodwin, Audra Graziano, Layne Farmer, Helen Garber, Yvette Gellis, Jenny Hager, Dion Johnson, Michael Kindred Knight, Christopher Kuhn, Michelle Jane Lee, David Michael Lee, Joe Lloyd, Ian Pines, Mark Pomilio, Max Presneill, Alison Rash, Bryan Ricci, Travis Rice, Nano Rubio, David Spanbock, Samantha Thomas, Chris Trueman